24 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

24 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

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24 days in Italy, France & Monaco Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
+3
Bus + Tram + Foot + Fly:  16 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Assisi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Tivoli, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
8
Capri, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
10
Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Catania, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Tampa, United States

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Lochnagar Crater. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Chantilly. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Place des Heros in Arras, approximately Arras away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, stop by Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tampa to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Tampa in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heroes Square, Lochnagar Crater, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Chateau de Chantilly
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then examine the collection at The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III, then get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monte-Carlo online trip builder .

You can fly from Paris to Monte-Carlo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, Monte-Carlo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Highlights from your plan
Casino Square ©
Casino Square
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, then explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, then get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, and then wander the streets of La Croisette.

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Nice is very close to Monte-Carlo. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Saint-Paul de Vence, La Croisette
Highlights from your plan
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Baia del Silenzio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Santuario di Montallegro, contemplate the long history of Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, then wander the streets of Santa Margherita Ligure, and finally examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Genoa route planning tool .

Getting from Nice to Genoa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baia del Silenzio, Abbazia di San Fruttuoso, Santuario di Montallegro, Santa Margherita Ligure
Highlights from your plan
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio
Santuario di Montallegro ©
Santuario di Montallegro
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll around Vernazza, then hike along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then hike along Il Sentiero da Levanto a Monterosso, and finally grab your bike and head to Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and then trek along Cinque Terre footpaths.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre trip planner.

Getting from Genoa to Cinque Terre by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Cinque Terre when traveling from Genoa in June, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pista Ciclopedonale Levanto - Framura
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

2
nights
Assisi, Italy

Assisi ©
Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Superiore di San Francesco, don't miss a visit to Eremo delle Carceri, then explore the historical opulence of Rocca Maggiore, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cripta di San Francesco, steep yourself in history at San Damiano, then make a trip to Museo Diocesano e Cripta di San Rufino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta Spoleto, and finally contemplate the long history of Piazza del Duomo.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Assisi road trip planning site .

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Assisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Assisi sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tivoli.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Spoleto, Rocca Paolina
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Tivoli, Italy

Tivoli ©
Tivoli is a town and comune in Lazio, central Italy, about 30km east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river where it issues from the Sabine hills. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento di San Cosimato, admire the natural beauty at Parco Villa Gregoriana, explore the ancient world of Villa Adriana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Villa d'Este.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tivoli travel route site .

You can drive from Assisi to Tivoli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Tivoli sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Tivoli

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Convento di San Cosimato
Highlights from your plan
Villa Adriana ©
Villa Adriana
Villa d'Este ©
Villa d'Este
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

1
night
Capri, Italy

Capri ©
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the galleries of Villa San Michele, get outside with Le Ondine Beach Club, identify plant and animal life at Parco Astarita, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa San Michele.

To find maps, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Capri online itinerary planner .

Getting from Tivoli to Capri by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Capri when traveling from Tivoli in June, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Capri

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Villa San Michele ©
Villa San Michele
I Faraglioni
I Faraglioni
Le Ondine Beach Club ©
Le Ondine Beach Club

3
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get a sense of the local culture at Catacombe di San Gennaro and Museo Cappella Sansevero. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Paestum Ruins (in Paestum), Fornillo (in Positano) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo, Duomo di Ravello, &more). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Naples trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Capri to Naples takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ravello, Fornillo, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Sol’Art Ceramiche, Paestum Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Catacombe di San Gennaro ©
Catacombe di San Gennaro
Museo Cappella Sansevero ©
Museo Cappella Sansevero
Paestum Ruins ©
Paestum Ruins

2
nights
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Cefalu, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Monreale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, then examine the collection at Santuario Santa Rosalia, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Caccamo.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Palermo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naples to Palermo by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Catania.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Duomo di Monreale, Duomo di Cefalu, Castello di Caccamo
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Cefalu ©
Duomo di Cefalu
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Castello di Caccamo ©
Castello di Caccamo

3
nights
Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Palazzo Nicolaci, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Corso Umberto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Messina, and then Head underground at Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Catania road trip planner .

Drive from Palermo to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Noto, Duomo di Messina, Corso Umberto, Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
St. Nicholas Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo

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